Sad news: Train bassist Charlie Colin passes away at age 58

Recording artist Charlie Colin arrives at the Friendly House Los Angeles Annual Awards Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

“Remember the catchy tunes of Train from the early 2000s like ‘Drops of Jupiter’ and ‘Meet Virginia’? Well, the bassist and founding member of the band, Charlie Colin, has passed away at the age of 58. His journey in the music industry was filled with highs and lows, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of pop-rock.”

### The Rise of Train
Charlie Colin, a California-born musician, found his passion for music early on and pursued it at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After playing in various bands and exploring the music scene, he eventually teamed up with guitarist Jimmy Stafford, singer Rob Hotchkiss, and drummer Scott Underwood to form Train in the early ’90s.

### Hits and Struggles
As a key member of Train, Colin contributed to the success of the band’s hit albums like the eponymous debut album, “Drops of Jupiter,” and “My Private Nation.” The Grammy-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” became a fan favorite and solidified Train’s place in the music industry.

However, Colin’s journey was not without challenges. He struggled with substance abuse, which ultimately led to his departure from the band in 2003. Despite this setback, he continued to pursue his passion for music, forming new bands like Painbirds and the Side Deal.

### A Legacy Remembered
Charlie Colin’s untimely death has left behind a void in the music world, with fans and fellow band members mourning his loss. His unique bass playing and musical contributions will always be cherished, reminding us of the impact he had on the music scene.

In a touching tribute on Train’s social media pages, Colin was remembered as a talented musician and a kind soul. His love for music and dedication to his craft will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew him.

As we remember Charlie Colin’s legacy, let us also reflect on the challenges he faced and the impact of his music on generations of fans. His journey serves as a reminder of the complexities of the music industry and the importance of supporting artists through their highs and lows.

So let’s raise a toast to Charlie Colin, a musician who touched our hearts with his music and left a lasting legacy in the world of pop-rock. May his spirit live on through his music, inspiring others to follow their dreams and make a lasting impact on the world.”



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